Actor and director extraordinaire, Clint Eastwood, continues to break social norms and make a big impression in Hollywood. The information about his new film is no exception.
The director announced in April that he is working on “The 15:17 to Paris.” The movie documents the true story of three American heroes who fought against a terrorist affiliated with ISIS who boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris in 2015.
Among the heroes were a National Guardsman and a U.S. Airman. All three men showed bravery and courage in the face of threat and danger.
The movie is based on the book The 15:17 to Paris: The True Story Of A Terrorist, A Train, And Three American Heroes written by Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Jeffrey E. Stern. Sadler, Skarlatos, and Stone were the actual three “heroes” in the story and wrote about the incident that happened to them from a first person perspective.
Not only is Eastwood directing movies that have a social impact and document real life stories, he is casting the very heroes from the incident in his movie. After a long search for the ideal actors, the director made the decision to let the men play themselves in the story.
While sources say that the men will not have lead roles in the movie, patriots around America are celebrating the fact that these heroes are being given the recognition that they deserve. Not only is their story being told, they are the ones that get to play a role in telling it.
Clint Eastwood often breaks Hollywood stereotypes and we are impressed yet again. What do you think of Eastwood’s move on directing this film and casting the heroes themselves? Tell us your thoughts on Facebook!